Keeping up with school on the road

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How to Homeschool on the Road

How do you homeschool on the road? As a homeschooling family that travels a lot this is always a challenge. In the past, I actually brought workbooks on vacations. Yup, I actually packed them up with pencils and everything. Did we open the workbooks? Not even once. I...

10 Best Kids Books for the Chinese New Year

Did you know that the Chinese New Year is January 28, 2017? This year is the year of the rooster. Chinese New Year is actually a very family-focused holiday. Nine Asian countries celebrate Chinese New Year's which is actually 1/5 of the world's population. Families...

57 Best Audiobooks for Kids

These are the best most entertaining audiobooks we've listened to as a family. And we have listened to A LOT of audiobooks. I'm including only books that are part of a series because honestly those are the ones we enjoyed the most since we are able to follow the...

Interest-Led Learning: Making Homeschooling Fun Again

Isn't it amazing how knowledgeable your children are in their areas of interest? Your dinosaur enthusiast can name dozens of prehistoric species that you haven't even heard of, and your dancer loves to talk about famous ballets and their composers. Wouldn't it be nice...

You are the average of the 5 parents you know best

Most people don’t put thought into forming friendships and let friendships move along organically. Certain friendships progress while others die away because of lack of chemistry, or whatever mystical force that makes friendships thrive. Sometimes we hang out with a...

RV Roadtripping with Heather (Podcast)

RV Road Tripping with Heather on Homeschool Travel Connect (Scroll to the bottom to listen on this page) Hi, you are listening to Homeschool Travel Connect. This is a podcast all about homeschooling families who travel or living internationally. Today, I'm talking...

Day in the Life of a Homsechooler

We are not a family that ever thought we would homeschool. So I think it's taken us longer to figure out what works for us and what doesn't, and I'm sure we will still keep learning as we go. When we first started homeschooling, these "See Me Homeschool" and...

How to Learn Spanish in 17 Days

Learning a language is something most of us want to do. Yet it's something we never get around to. We buy the Rosetta stone, listen to a few lessons and then stop. My theory is that we stop because: We see no progress We have no feedback Progress and feedback are...

How to Set Up an Indoor Kids Gym

I don't know about you but living in Seattle sometimes puts me and the kids into a stir crazy mood. I'm not sure if you know this but it rains here. It's not as much as people think, but it's enough to not be able to go outside sometimes. This is an issue even if your...

Homeschooler Homeswap: A New Way to Travel

  Homeswaps have been around for a long time. Most people saw The Holiday and all the magic involved of leaving everything behind and living a different life for a couple of weeks. As parents, we need to be more careful about these types of things, and...

Why Minecraft is Good For Homeschooling

I keep reading articles from Psychology Today about the importance of free play and how we are stifling our kids with all the structure these days. This got me thinking about how in Minecraft you can basically do whatever you want. Which means that in essence...

7 Quick Takes Friday

--- 1 --- This week has been super busy, so I haven't had time to write but here are 7 quick things that have been happening around here. First of all the official school year started in our area this week, the kids were very happy getting to stay in PJ's on the first...

Is Homeschooling Easier Than it Seems?

Surprising thing from this week is that it's going smoothly. Maybe it's strange to be surprised by this, but I always imagined homeschooling to be something really hard (and possibly painful). Yet, our days have been good and there has been minimal pain on my part....

Homeschool Schedule 101

  Back from camping and I survived! I was a little worried about myself going camping with a four-month-old, but she did great. Also we had cabins, so I guess not real camping after all - but there was no bathroom so I consider it camping. So now that I caught up...

Making the Decision to Homeschool

  So Thursday pretty much kicked my butt. But two days later I am recovered! Feeling so much better and ready to make some crazy choices. My husband and I are almost 100% sure that we want to homeschool this coming year. I still have butterflies in my stomach. I...

How Do Homeschooling Moms Do It?

Homeschooling trial Day 4. Feeling pretty down on homeschooling today. Right now I'm sitting putting my the older kids to bed (they don't fall asleep on their own) and I feel pretty frustrated. It has been a long and hard day. So today isn't a normal day for us...

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